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2018 USSSA Las Vegas “Sin City” Classic tournament preview!

 
NEW RULE IN CONFERENCE:  Anyone taking a game ball can be removed from the park.
 
 

 

8th Annual

 

"Sin City Classic"

 

Conference USSSA!

 

April 6-8

 

Tournament Preview

 

presented by 

 

2018 Las Vegas men's and women's bracket link

 

USSSALive.com for live streaming games!

 

SoftballCenter Chat Room!

 

The 8th Annual "Sin City" Classic Major kicks off the 13th season of the Nationwide Conference USSSA league!  The tournament which begins Friday, April 6th at 4 PM Pacific time features 11 of the top 20 teams in this years SoftballCenter pre-season rankings and 16 Nationwide Conference USSSA teams over all.  All 3 of the Major teams will be in Las Vegas and there are 40 teams total in the Men's Major bracket and 16 quality teams in the Women's Major as well.  Last year Smash It Sports won the event over Helmer's Resmondo team after Helmer had won 4 straight Las Vegas Majors.

Teams will begin play on Friday, April 6th and USSSALive.com live streaming should start around the time of the first game at 4:00 PM Pacific time.  The chat room will also be up on SoftballCenter.com to keep people informed.  Live streaming will continue through the championship game which is set for Sunday at 11:00 AM Pacific time.   The tournament is being held at the Big League Dreams park at 3151 East Washington Street.  The fields feature artificial turf infields and each field is modeled after the look and feel of a major league baseball stadium.

The weather looks to be very good, warm and sunny on Friday, windy on Saturday, and a little cooler on Sunday.  The home run rule in the Conference is Major vs Major teams hit 16 HR per team.  'AA' and 'A' vs any class is 12 home runs per team.  And 'B' and below vs 'B' and below hit 8 homers per team.  The tournament winner will receive 214 Conference points.  2nd – 174.  3rd – 154.  4th – 144.  Major teams have dominated this event over the years even with the short home run fences, although there are usually plenty of big upsets.

Roster Moves across the Conference:  Some noteworthy roster moves.  Filip Washington is with Pure Sports.  Andrew Collins is with Dan Smith.  Donnie Hammonds is with TDB.  Freddie Bynum, CJ Jacinto, David Forbes, and Brandon Cashwell are now with Rapid Fire.  Danny Lopez is with Seminoles.  

Injury Update: Andy Purcell will most likely hit in a few games and may do some pitching.

 

Men's Major Team Breakdown:
40 Teams Overall
16 Nationwide Conference USSSA Teams
 3 Major Teams
 7 'AA' Teams
 5 'A' Teams
 6 'B' Teams
19 'C' Teams

 

Women's Major Team Breakdown:
16 Teams Overall
 4 'AA' Teams
 2 'A' Teams
 6 'B' Teams
3 'C' Teams

NEW RULE IN CONFERENCE:  Anyone taking a game ball can be removed from the park.

 


 

Big League Dreams park at 3151 East Washington Street, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas BLD Field Dimensions
Yankee (main field) 285-308-290-286-286
Fenway 274-303-308-297-256
Angels 285-289-305-272-270
Wrigley 287-295-300-291-286
Dodger 275-305-321-304-274
Crosley 274-283-301-280-275

NEW RULE IN CONFERENCE:  Anyone taking a game ball can be removed from the park.

 


 

Weekend Weather

 


 

Tournament Picks by Shea Nation:

Shea Nation returns to do the weekly picks!

This weekend the 2018 Nationwide Conference USSSA seasons begins with the Sin City Classic in Las Vegas, NV.  Teams in attendance with be 3 major, 7 AA and 5 A teams playing at Big League Dreams Sports Park.  The 2017 Conference USSSA Major League World Series winner Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken is the favorite to win. The other teams looking to upset the favorite are: Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/, Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith, Rack’s/Worth Astros/Klutch/Troupe, Newbreed/Steel Sports/Demarini, Pure Sports/Monsta and Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon.

Sin City Classic Predictions:  The final 4 undefeated should be 2 exciting matchups: SIS versus Rack's and Resmondo versus Dan Smith.  I predict Resmondo to beat Dan Smith and Smash It to beat Rack's.  In the loser’s bracket I predict the 5th place games to be Pure versus Dan Smith and Racks versus Xtreme.  If all holds true like predicted then Xtreme and Dan Smith would play for 4th place.

Final Picks for the Sin City Classic:

1. Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken
2. Resmondo/RDD/H.Auto/All In/Sprizzi/
3. Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon
4. Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith
5. Pure Sports/Monsta
   Rack’s/Worth Astros/Klutch/Troupe


 

TheOldScout message board poll picks

 

 


 

2018 Team List

Class Men's Major Bracket Teams Home City
Major Dan Smith/Menosse/Steven Smith CA – San Jose
Major Resmondo/RDD/H.auto/All IN/Sprizzi/ FL – Winter Haven
Major Smash It/Thunder/Backman/TDB/Miken NY – Rochester
AA CDZ Apparel / Free Agents CA – Bakersfield
AA Newbreed/Steel Sports/DeMarini WA – Bothell
AA NIGHTMARE / MIKEN MO – BRANSON
AA Pure Sports/ Monsta SC – CHARLESTON
AA RACK'S/WORTH ASTROS/KLUTCH/TROUPE IN – Fishers
AA TDB/FAI/Klutch/Miken NC – Charlotte
AA Xtreme/Miken/ASP/Athlon MN – Medina
MenA AIRE/SLM/DOWNTIME SPORTS AZ – Avondale
MenA Bay Area legends/miken CA – Castro valley
MenA Chanticlear/J&H/P5/JEC/Miken-Worth MN – Coon Rapids
MenA Classic Glass / Easton CA – San Jose
MenA Tradesmen/louisville Slugger/SavOn UT – SALT LAKE
MenB Big Ten/Deluxe Athletic Brand CO – Denver
MenB Cheap Suits/Republic Realty/ CDZ CA – Stockton
MenB Goonies/Bennett Homes UT – Orangeville
MenB L & S Glass CA – San Jose
MenB TUNIE SPORTS/BEDLAM/WAK AZ – Wikieup
MenB Wiley’s Supreme Alpha Prime Sports FL – Haines City
MenC Always Reppin NV – Las Vegas
MenC AZGM/MobileGolfCartRepair/TVD AZ – Prescott Valley
MenC Barney's Tire & Wheel CA – Temecula
MenC Dirty Money/AzYD AZ – Casa Grande
MenC Exclusive /Maximum Vacuum CA – San Jose
MenC Garcia Boxing Elite CA – Salinas
MenC GS Sports / Demarini CA – Irvine
MenC Kava (Mens) CA – Campbell
MenC KNOCKOUT FITNESS AZ – Peoria
MenC Magz Premier CA – South El Monte
MenC Myautojack.com AZ – Glendale
MenC PNT CA – Compton
MenC PonyTail Express CA – East Los Angeles
MenC RUKKUS NATION AZ – Phoenix
MenC S2S Ravens AK – Anchorage
MenC Solano bail bonds CA – Suisun city
MenC Strictly Aloha/All Action/Berserk A HI – Ewa Beach
MenC TheProduct/Hitting Bombs/Black Ryno CA – San Bernardino
MenC ZRP Athletics/So Cal Bar B Q CA – Hemet
Wm AA Bryant Express / OA AR – Bryant
Wm AA Easton Boom WA – Shoreline
Wm AA KHAOS/FAI/KLUTCH/WORTH FL – Harmony
Wm AA SMASH IT/DERBY GIRLS/EASTON WA – KENT
     
     
Class Women's Major Bracket Teams Home City
Wm AA Bryant Express / OA AR – Bryant
Wm AA Easton Boom WA – Shoreline
Wm AA KHAOS/FAI/KLUTCH/WORTH FL – Harmony
Wm AA SMASH IT/DERBY GIRLS/EASTON WA – KENT
Womens A Smash It Sports / MIKEN VA – Lorton
Womens A West Coast Lockdown OR – Portland
Womens B Lady Top Dog TX – Beaumont
Womens B NTL/WORTH/HANGRITE CA – Bakersfield
Womens B PS/Elite CA – Los Angeles
Womens B SFK / A&S Constructors CA – Pomona
Womens B Supersonics GA – Warner Robins
Womens B Who Cares CA – Vacaville
Womens C Chisme Time AZ – Mesa
Womens C MPM CA – Lakeside
Womens C SHE GONE NV – Las Vegas

 


 

Past Winners

 

2017 Winner – Smash It Sports/Albicocco/Miken/Worth/DirtySportsWear 

2017 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

 


2016 Winner – Smash It Sports/ASP/H Auto/MrWiggles/Easton 

2016 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

 


2015 Winner – Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics/H Auto/Easton 

2015 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2015 Las Vegas Game Videos

 


2014 Winner – Laservision/Desert Falls/Boombah/Easton 

2014 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2014 Las Vegas Game Videos


2013 Winner – Laservision/Desert Falls/Boombah/Easton 

2013 Las Vegas Major Tournament Report

2013 Las Vegas Game Videos


2012 Winner – Nordkap/Desert Falls/Easton

2012 Las Vegas tournament report link

2012 Las Vegas pictures link

 


 

2011 Las Vegas tournament report link

 


 

Past tournament results

2017 Results
1 NY-M Smash It Sports/Albicocco/Miken/Worth/DirtySportsWear
2 FL-M Resmondo/O.A.Apparel/H.Auto/Specialty Tank/Easton
3 IN-M Backman/S&S/Dr.Pepper/Louisville Slugger
4 WY-M Racks/Sonny's/Athlon/Easton/Cutter

2016 Results
1 NY-M Smash It Sports/ASP/H Auto/MrWiggles/Easton
2 FL-M Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
3 WA-AA Newbreed/GTS/Beus Excavation/DirtySportsWear
4 WY-AA Team Racks/Miken/Sonnnys

2015 Results
1 NY-M Smash It Sports/Compound Athletics/H Auto/Easton
2 WA-M Team Combat/BaughFord.com/Softball.com
3 WY-A Team Racks Easton
4 CA-B Classic Glass/Easton

2014 Results
1 NY-M Laservision/H Auto/JJ's/Easton
2 AL-A Baugh Ford/Doerflinger/National Pawn/Klutch/Easton
3 WA-M Team Combat/Softball.com
4 CA-B Classic Glass/Easton

2013 Results
1 NY-M Laservision/Desertfalls/Boombah/Easton
2 MN-A Nordkap/Suncoast Reebok
3 MI-A Line Drive Sportz/SSS/Miken
4 CA-B OC SWATS/LCP

 

2012 Results
1 UT-M Nordkap/desert falls/easton
2 WY-A Sonny's / louisville slugger
3 CA-A Famous / Premiere
4 GA-B Down2earthsports.com/sbc/worth


2011 Results
1 WA-M GTL Cartel/DeMarini
2 WA-M Team Combat/laservision/d2e/supreme
3 IL-A ews/shirtsandlogos/drgraphx/easton
4 TX-A Wood Law/mizuno/famous/easton

 

One response to “2018 USSSA Las Vegas “Sin City” Classic tournament preview!”

  1. flipfan says:

    Is Filby with anyone yet this year? Based on the pictures it looks like he has won this event every year.

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